Super Bowl halftime show: Dr Dre and Eminem joined by hip-hop legends for an epic performance


r Dre and Eminem were joined by a line-up of hip-hop and R&B stars for the Super Bowl halftime show in California.

Alongside Mary J Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent, the supergroup delivered an electrifying set in front of a crowd of 70,000 at SoFi Stadium.

Dre and Snoop opened the show with Next Episode and California Love before the artists performed a medley of hip-hop classics on a set built to look like a street in Compton.

50 Cent made a surprise appearance, recreating his classic 2003 video for In Da Club by performing the song backwards, suspended from the ceiling.

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Mary J Blige followed with Family Affair and No More Drama before Kendrick Lamar emerged with an army of zombie dancers to perform Maad City and Alright.

Eminem was then joined by a band to perform Lose Yourself. At the end of his segment, Eminem took a knee and held his head in his hand in apparent tribute to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick’s gesture was to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

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But since then more high-profile figures have taken the knee in solidarity with Kaepernick, and more recently he has become synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The performers then reunited on the roof of the set for one last performance by Still Dre, ending arguably the greatest Super Bowl halftime show of all time.

The game itself didn’t disappoint fans either, with the Los Angeles Rams scoring a late touchdown to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

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